An anti-Islam organisation has been deregistered, after it was found to be posing as an advocacy group for domestic violence victims.

The Patriots Defence League of Australia (PDLA), which has chapters across the country, was registered as an incorporated association in Queensland in January 2014.

As Fairfax revealed in April, the PDLA claimed in its application to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading that its objective was "to raise awareness of womens and childrens [sic] rights and domestic violence against women and children".

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